Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills institution is the place to be. Like all of the celebrity chef's ventures, the atmosphere at Spago Beverly Hills emphasizes that delicious food can be fun. The luxurious and intimate setting at this restaurant makes it perfect for an intimate meal and especially for special occasions. The wine and cocktail lists are comprehensive and provide the perfect accompaniments to your rich food.
This great neighborhood spot offers a relaxed environment and delicious food. No wonder the owners have opened three more locations in neighborhoods all around town. The well-prepared specialties, such as Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Chicken are always a treat. The prices are easy to deal with and the staff is friendly and will make you want to return again and again. Beer and wine are served, as are several traditional Indian desserts.
Located inside the Beverly Hills Hotel, this long-time favorite of the 90210 crowd (the city, not the show) is a great place to people watch. Celebrities and other well-heeled people hang out here and enjoy its rich atmosphere. The room inside is lovely and tasteful, and the outside patio is tree lined and great for smokers who can't do without their fix. Not for the T-shirt set - gentlemen are required to wear jackets.
Located next to the ocean, the Strand House offers breathtaking views along with its outstanding cuisine. The sleek modern decor creates an elegant dining space, though you should make sure you reserve a table by the window so you can enjoy the beach view. The menu features contemporary American dishes created using fresh local ingredients. Complement your meal with a glass of wine from their impressive California wine selection. The weekend brunch is especially scrumptious.
Open since 1919, this classic restaurant was long the bastion of Hollywood industry power dining. With the look and feel of a private Men's club, Musso & Frank Grill rose to fame in the Golden Years of Hollywood, when Irving Thalberg, Clark Gable and the Marx Brothers were among its most celebrated clients. Nowadays, it is still considered the home of the finest dry martini in town. The Filet Mignon is hard to beat and the service is perfect, with just a touch of attitude. If you are not in the mood for beef, try the succulent lobster and the rich, heavy desserts.
Located within the Hollywood Hotels & Apartments, the Yamashiro Hollywood, one of the most unusual restaurants around gives a dazzling view of the city while allowing patrons to enjoy authentic Japanese meals at the same time. Specializing in serving sumptuous Asian fusion flavors, the restaurant is quite popular among the locals as well as the tourists alike. You can opt for delicacies like Spicy Salmon & Scallop, Truffle Hamachi, Asian BBQ Baby Back Ribs and lots more from the extensive menu. The flavorsome food can also be enjoyed with a glass of wine to balance the savory flavors. You can also feel free to take some time off and stroll through the eight acres of lush green gardens just below the bar as you wait for your order to arrive. Suitable for a romantic date, the Yamashiro Hollywood must definitely be tried during your time in the city.
Join the commonwealth of small plates at this gem of a restaurant that is a bit off the beaten path. It’s small, with room for 12 tables, and though the plates are small too, they pack a punch. Commonwealth has garnered a reputation for its globally inspired menu and New American seafood creations, like grilled octopus and pink snapper carpaccio. Visitors note, if it looks like there isn’t seating at the tables, the retro black glass counter has room for six.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Standard Italian options like Bruschetta, Calamari, Ravioli, and Eggplant Parmigiana line their lengthy menu. There are also items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Savor the vibrant yet mild flavors of the Mexican cuisine at Cascabel. Passionate about Latin cuisine, this restaurant serves some amazing cosal Mexican dishes. Step inside and marvel at the huge rattlesnake drawn on the wall, and rustic yet minimalistic decor. With excellent service and delicious menu, this restaurant is all set to win your heart. Enjoy the evening with some flavorsome Mexican cuisine as you catch up with your friends at Cascabel.
Fresco is a decent-sized restaurant that is chic with adequate lighting and beautiful decor. They serve authentic Italian delicacies like the Classic Salad, Fried Mozzarella, Angel Hair Pasta, Pollo Marsala and don't forget to ask the staff for the soup of the day. Pair your Italian indulgence with a glass of wine from their impressive wine list. They also have Italian draft beers. Fresco is a great place for a romantic date, as it is candle-lit by the evening. Call ahead for reservations.
Situated in North Hollywood within The Garland, The Front Yard puts Los Angeles' eclectic culinary culture on a plate. Everything about this place is reminiscent of a breezy Californian vibe, with elemental colors dominating the decor. An outdoor patio with comfortable white chairs and an open, carefree aura celebrates the Golden State's spirit, as do the divinely crafted dishes by Chef ChrisTurano. Indoors, an intimate seating area with a warm fireplace and a stylish bar completes the setting.